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Old 05-05-2014, 09:06 AM
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For those unfamiliar with Dormant seeding and the way that the Freeze/Thaw cycle in the cold Midwest Fall/Spring, it should be noted that last Spring worked out great...
Dormant Seeding is not instant result and farmers in the Midwest often planted ryes and grasses in the Spring when the freeze/thaw cycle was drawing the seed into the soil...
The seed that is currently sitting at the surface is bound tightly to the surface soil in the bare and thin spots, so much so that I was able to blow leaves, twigs and other debris off the forest lawns w/out disturbing the seed...
The seed goes "Dormant" under snow and prepares for germination when the conditions are correct,,, they do not rot...
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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